Cambodia's mix of modernity and ancient tradition is a sight to behold.
Cambodia's mix of modernity and ancient tradition is a sight to behold.

Fast facts for holiday-makers: Cambodia

UNTIL recently, Cambodia was considered part of the 'hippy trail' - off-the-track and certainly lesser known than Asian 'hotspots' such as Hong Kong or Bali.

However, Cambodia offers the visitor the chance to walk among ancient relics and gain an insight into a rapidly developing Asian nation.

It was formerly known as Kampuchea.

Australian passport holders require an entry visa - available on-line.

Capital City: Phnom Penh

Language: Khmer (English spoken in tourist areas)

Religion: Majority are Theravada Buddhist

Major attractions and things to do: Angkor Wat, Bayon Temple, Landmine museum, Royal Palace, Tonle Sap (giant inland lake), shopping in local markets, sampling local cuisine, taking a tuk-tuk ride


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